Film Events

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 7:00pm
Alicia Ashman Library

Drama, Thriller / France and Chad / French and Arabic with English subtitles / 101 minutes
Despite a bum leg, 25-year-old Grigris has hopes of becoming a professional dancer, making some extra cash putting his killer moves to good use on the dance floor of his local club every weekend. His dreams are tested when his step-father falls critically ill and he's forced to risk his future by smuggling oil to pay the hospital bills. When he befriends Mimi, a beautiful but damaged prostitute,...

Sat, 10/25/2014 - 2:00pm
Pinney Library

Pinney staff has voted and we are excited to screen YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN at 2PM on Saturday, October 25th. Come see Mel Brooks' hilarious tale of Dr. Victor Frankenstein's grandson carrying on the family tradition.

As always, please enjoy this film in HD on our big screen.

Seating is first come, first served with space for 50 attendees. Doors open 1/2 hour before the film start time.

This film is rated PG by the MPAA but children 12 and under should be accompanied by an...

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 2:00pm
Alicia Ashman Library

A panel of professionals from the greater Madison area will present ways to address questions and concerns that arise when planning for lifestyle changes. Topics include: tactics for remaining in your home (health care, house care, financial care); downsizing and/or selling your home; moving closer to family; estate planning; approaching parents about moving; how to help if you live out of town; and more.

Panelists include: Laurie Ellis-McLeod, Financial Planner; Dera Johnsen-Tracy...

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 6:00pm
Pinney Library

Come to Pinney Library to see a special Double Feature of two of Universal Studios greatest monster movies - FRANKENSTEIN (1931) and BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN (1935).

Total running time of the two films is 145 minutes. There will be a very brief intermission between the films.

First come, first serve seating for the first 50 people. Doors open 30 minutes before the start of the program.

These films are unrated, but children under 13 should be accompanied by an adult.

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 6:45pm
Alicia Ashman Library

The Ashman Anime Club was created to give people a place to gather, watch, and talk about Japanese animation. Each meeting will include screenings of everything from classic titles to new releases. The club is aimed primarily at teens and adults. Films are shown in Japanese with English subtitles. Refreshments served at each meeting. Call ahead to reserve your spot! See upcoming screenings below. Need more info? Contact the Ashman Branch Library at 824-1780. People under age 16 who are...

Thu, 11/06/2014 - 6:30pm
Central Library

, Meeting Room 302

Join us as Central Cinema's cinesthesia presents David Lynch's Lost Highway. After a bizarre encounter at a party, a jazz saxophonist is framed for the murder of his wife and sent to prison, where he inexplicably morphs into a young mechanic and begins leading a new life. Starring Bill Pullman, Patricia Arquette, Balthazar Getty, Robert Blake, Natasha Gregson Wagner, and Richard Pryor. View the trailer:...

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 5:30pm
Pinney Library

5:30 Games, Crafts & Snacks
6:15 Movie on the big screen

November 7 is exactly two weeks until the big screen release of Mockingjay Part 1. Are you excited? Come to Pinney Library tonight to watch Catching Fire on the big screen. Prize for best costume! Themed snacks! Games & Crafts! And may the odds be ever in your favor.

This movie is rated PG-13 by the Motion Picture Association of America. Anyone under 13 must be accompanied by an adult to attend...

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 7:00pm
Alicia Ashman Library

Drama / Singapore / 2013 / Mandarin, Tagalog, and English with English subtitles / 99 minutes
Set in Singapore during the 1997 Asian financial crisis. Ilo Ilo chronicles the day-to-day drama of the Lim family - troublesome grade-schooler Jiale and his overstressed parents, Heck and Leng. Comfortably middleclass and with another baby on the way, they hire Teresa, a Filipino immigrant, as a live-in maid and nanny. An outsider in both the family and Singapore itself, Teresa initially...

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 6:30pm
Goodman South Madison Library

Freedom Summer in 1964 was a turning point in the civil rights movement, when more than 900 northern volunteers, 120 activists, and thousands of local Mississippi residents faced Ku Klux Klan firebombs and police shotguns to secure voting rights and challenge segregation. Michael Edmonds, deputy director of the Library-Archives division at the Wisconsin Historical Society, designed the Society's online archive of 35,000 documents about Freedom Summer and edited a book of eyewitness accounts...

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 6:30pm
Central Library

, Meeting Room 302

In this gripping blend of documentary, true crime, and personal essay, a filmmaker confronts his past, dissecting the circumstances that led him to commit a bank robbery as a young man, and his journey since that act. Directed by Darius Clark Monroe. View the trailer: